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The scientific study of the characteristics of the skull, such as size and shape, especially in humans.
cra′ni·o·log′i·cal (-ə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
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(Anthropology & Ethnology) the branch of science concerned with the shape and size of the human skull, esp with reference to variations between different races
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cra•ni•ol•o•gy(ˌkreɪ niˈɒl ə dʒi)
a science that deals with the size, shape, and other characteristics of human skulls.
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the science that studies the size, shape, and other features of human skulls. — craniologist, n. — craniologic, craniological, adj.See also: Head
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The study of the shapes and sizes of human skulls.
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|Noun||1.||craniology - the scientific study of the skulls of various human races|
bioscience, life science - any of the branches of natural science dealing with the structure and behavior of living organisms
phrenology - a now abandoned study of the shape of skull as indicative of the strengths of different faculties
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